ATEX Approval

ATEX is derived from the French words

‘Atmosphéres Explosibles’.

It’s a joint directive of the European states regulating minimum essential health and safety requirements (EHSRs); overseeing the standard of manufacture, installation and usage of equipment in explosive atmospheres and working environments. 


All equipment sold or installed into potentially explosive atmospheres within Europe after June 2003 must comply with the ATEX 94/9EC standard. The worthiness of the ATEX standard has grown to world-wide acclaim and acceptance, gaining industry respect in the USA, Asia, Australia and beyond.

Due to global demand, (and desiring further certification of our World-class quality) Austart applied for and obtained the latest ATEX certification for our range of turbine air starters. You can view our ATEX Addendum Instructions here.